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Discussion in 'iMac' started by jtsang777, Jan 2, 2016.
It has been 2012 since its redesign. So perhaps we'll see a redesign this year?
Thats also my problem. I want to buy iMac 27" 5k... but I am not sure if it is right decision... I heard rumors that late 2016 imac will get usb-c port so extended new monitor from apple would be connected with 1 cable... Those are rumors but still... pain in the ass ((
Well, it can't really get thinner (watch Ive prove me wrong) but I would expect the giant bezels to shrink a bit. Other than that I'm not sure what they could redesign really...
Do you need a new computer right now? If yes, then buy now. If no, then wait.
I can tell you that I have heard rumors that ThunderBolt 4 is on its way. As well as a redesign to the next redesign. And a new USB standard. And a better display, faster RAM and better graphics card!
Generally no matter what date it is you should always wait for next year's revision because it will be better
I don't think we'll see anything major, there's not much else that can be done.
They could reduce the bezels around the screen area, but that would mean they were increasing the screen size—and I don't see them doing that. They aren't going to just remove that space without filling it with something.
They could add an adjustable stand... which would be a much-appreciated feature. But I can't see them doing that either.
They could add better speakers, but the existing ones are pretty damn good for the average consumer who doesn't need/want to spend money on external speakers.
The only visual change I can see them making is port changes on the back.
Storage. Bigger/faster SSDs.
Speed-bumped processors and video cards.
I wish they would allow me to upgrade the video card on the mid-range models.
It would be great to have one or two more USB3 ports.
I think they will redesign the iMac this year with reduced bezels.
I'd love a 34" size, but I suppose they'll keep the current ones. They might bring out a 30", as they used to offer a 30" Cinema Display. I do wish they would offer an integrated optical drive. DVDs are so much cheaper than iTunes, and I will be using them for decades to come, unless Apple introduces iTunes Match for video.
Probably just picking up new graphics cards (16/14nm, Nvidia Pascal or AMD Polaris) and rolling TB3/USB-C.
Definately! So twice the gpu power and less heat. And let's hope the reduced bezels, it just doesn't look right on the 21" iMac. And when TB3 is standard, matching external displays!
Can't see an integrated optical drive happening after years without it. USB-C most probably. But I haven't seen a single USB-C device in my life yet...
I love the current design! Wooo
I wish the screen is height adjustable at least!
A larger iMac would be amazing
2012 was the redesign. If a redesign was happening soon, they would have done it when they launched the Retina iMac. Not to mention the fact the Retina iMac is already on the edge of thermal limits.
My head says no, but my heart says yes.
internal components yes, but as for visual looks I doubt it, I'd say another year or two away yet.
The days of optical drives in Macs are long gone, you'll never see apple go backwards and given today's push for more streaming services, an optical drive is viewed as a step backwards.
They already do. They offer the external SuperDrive which is integrated with a USB cable. All ya gotta do is integrate one end of the USB cable with the USB port on the back of your iMac
Not sure what the point would be. Previous new iMac design were the result of:
- adding LCD screens (G4)
- possibility to drastically slim down (G5)
- new materials (2007)
- 16:9 screen ratio (2009)
- removing SuperDrive (2012)
Retina didn't need a new design, apparently.
My best guess is a low end 'experimental' iMac like the MacBook which will be extremely thin as a result of a fanless design. But that would probably be another vision for the future rather than a mainstream product.
Can't see it happening in 2016. Last year we got the 4K iMac as well as upgraded 5K models, not to mention the new Magic Keyboard and new Force-Touch trackpad. If a brand new iMac would have been even remotely close at that point, I have a sense Apple would have saved these new accessories till the release of the new version.
I think a new design is probably a year away at least.
I would guess even more than a year away. Other than internal updates, and possible port changes, I'm not sure I can even imagine what they could do to "completely redesign" the iMac.
A Gold or Space Gray iMac, anyone?!
I really don't see the point of even thinner iMac – but I didn't see the point of current thinness either. Helps with planned obsolescence, I suppose. And imagine a €2199 8mm thin iMac with Core M processor in Space Gray!
More like €1199 I think. We currently have a 2007 iMac 20" which could easily be replaced be such a machine.
Question is; is it also going to last 8+ years? Probably not.